The geopolitics of nations can make or break a state if its policies are complacent and incoherent. Complacency for countries either surrounded or bordering hostile conditions has seen heightened military tensions and, in some instances, military invasions.

Complacency can be more dangerous than appeasement, as a state that assumes it will never suffer from future wars is caught the most off-guard.

What is Complacency?

Complacency is defined as self-satisfaction, especially when accompanied by unawareness of actual dangers or deficiencies. In foreign policy, countries that are often related to the looming crisis’ around them could face perilous situations from existential threats around them.